Having obtained PhD degree in Chemistry from St. Petersburg State University (SPbGU) in 1998, Aleksey joined TRI/Princeton, a small research non-profit institute, as a staff scientist. His research focuses on the development of new molecular modeling techniques and their application to interfacial phenomena and to small systems in particular. In 2006-2017, he worked as an Assistant and Associate Research Professor at Rutgers University. Despite working as a research faculty, Aleksey was a full graduate faculty member and actively participated in developing new graduate curriculum and teaching at both graduate and undergraduate levels
Statistical mechanics, especially in application to complex molecules
Prediction of structure-property relationships in soft matter
Advancing of mathematical modeling methodology, new molecular & mesoscale simulation techniques.
Thermodynamics and rheology of thin films & interfaces
Computational fluid dynamics
Vishnyakov A, Lee MT, Neimark AV. Prediction of the Critical Micelle Concentration of Nonionic Surfactants by Dissipative Particle Dynamics Simulations. J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2013; 4(5):797-802.
Vishnyakov A, Neimark AV. Multicomponent gauge cell method. J. Chem. Phys. 2009;130(22).
Neimark AV, Ravikovitch PI, Vishnyakov A. Bridging scales from molecular simulations to classical thermodynamics: density functional theory of capillary condensation in nanopores. J. Phys. Condensed Matter. 2003; 15(3):347-65
Vishnyakov A, Widmalm G, Kowalewski J, Laaksonen A. Molecular dynamics simulation of the alpha-D-Manp-(1 -> 3)-beta-D-Glcp-OMe disaccharide in water and water DMSO solution. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1999; 121(23): 5403-12
Ravikovitch PI, Vishnyakov A, Russo R, Neimark AV. Unified approach to pore size characterization of microporous carbonaceous materials from N-2, Ar, and CO2 adsorption isotherms. Langmuir. 2000;16(5):2311